Lilac and Gooseberries is the first main story quest (after the tutorial) of the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

"Lilac and Gooseberries" is a main story quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Note: This quest eventually branches out into 2 new quests, The Beast of White Orchard and The Incident at White Orchard, which you need to complete before resuming "Lilac and Gooseberries."

Background[edit]

The Opening Cinematic shows that Yennefer is in some sort of trouble.

Geralt and Vesemir are tracking her down after receiving a letter in which she asks to meet Geralt in Willoughby, which has since burnt down.

Region[edit]

White Orchard
White Orchard

Quest Log[edit]

Yennefer had contacted Geralt - finally. They had not seen each other in years. And then she'd sent him a letter, smelling of lilac and gooseberries, of course, asking him to meet her in the village of Willoughby. "About a matter of great importance," she had written.

So as was his wont when it came to all things Yennefer, the witcher raced off at breakneck speed. Alas, he arrived too late. Passing armies had razed Willoughby to the ground. Yennefer was nowhere in sight. With the help of Vesemir, whom Geralt had encountered along the way, Geralt picked up her trail, which the two Witchers then followed. Yen had ridden north, traversing wild lands and battlefields at great speed She was in a hurry. Perhaps she was in trouble...

Areas[edit]

Temeria, road to Vizima
Temeria, road to Vizima
Crossroads
Crossroads
Ransacked Village
Ransacked Village
Ford
Ford
Woesong Bridge
Woesong Bridge
Tavern
Tavern

Related NPCs[edit]

Vesemir
Vesemir
Yennefer
Yennefer
Bram
Bram

Enemies[edit]

Ghoul
Ghoul
Griffin
Griffin

How to start quest[edit]

The quest starts automatically after the cutscene in which Geralt and Vesemir discuss the Letter from Yennefer

Objectives[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Maps[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • At the very beginning of this quest, just after fighting the Ghouls, use your witcher senses and locate the Crystal Skull on the ground!

Trivia[edit]

  • The quest name references the fact that Yennefer likes to wear perfume that smells like Lilac and Gooseberries. Vesemir can smell that scent when examining Yennefer's letter.

Previous quest[edit]

Kaer Morhen
Kaer Morhen

Fork quests[edit]

The Beast of White Orchard
The Beast of White Orchard
The Incident at White Orchard
The Incident at White Orchard